To become a corporate paralegal, you usually need a bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of experience. The most common jobs before becoming a corporate paralegal are paralegal, legal assistant, and litigation paralegal. Hiring managers expect a corporate paralegal to have soft skills such as communication skills, computer skills, and interpersonal skills.
The national average salary for corporate paralegals is $67,515, but with the right certifications and experience, they can make up to $106,000. Getting a certification as a Certified Paralegal (CP) will help you to earn more as a corporate paralegal.
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 12% and produce 39,000 job opportunities across the U.S.